I am looking for information on my great grandfather. Census information gives his name as Erhart Reiss b. 1862, give or take a year, in Germany, he immigrated around 1882. He was a carpenter. He had 6 children:
Anna Reiss b. 1885 Missouri Rose Reiss b. 1886 Missouri Charles Reiss b. 1891 Missouri Richard Reiss b. 1895 Missouri Mary Francis Reiss b. 1897 Missouri Arthur Reiss b. 1898 Missouri Bertha Reiss b.? Missouri
His wife died some time between 1898 (when Arthur was born) and the 1900 Census. He placed the 3 youngest children in the "German Protestant Orphans Home" in St. Louis. His wife's name might have been Anna and subsequent censuses say she was born in Germany or Alsace or France.
In 1920 he was living with my grandmother, Mary Francis, and her husband, Edward Heitzman.
Would like to find out where Erhart Reiss was from in Germany and if he had siblings and to make contact with or find any descendants of his children. Any information on his wife would be helpful also.